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No Country for Old Men

Awesome flick. That Best Picture Oscar richly was deserved. It's good to see the Acadamy is getting in tune with grittier and edgier fare.

For those who missed it, "No Country" takes a bit of "The French Connection," and mixes in elements of "Taxi Driver" and "The Hitcher," with a dash of "High Noon" and "Outland," while incorporating a modern take on "The Searchers."

Gripping. Haunting. In places funny too.

If you haven't seen it, and if you decide to rent it or to buy the DVD, just remember to pay careful attention to Tommy Lee Jones' monologue after the car crash scene. Otherwise you'll miss the ending. Literally.

It's also good to see the Coen brothers getting accolades. Long overdue, I might add. They should have won a Best Picture statue over a decade ago for the great "Fargo."


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...and it continues my stup... (Below threshold)
cirby:

...and it continues my stupid habit of not watching Coen Brothers films in the theater because they just don't seem that interesting, but then being bowled over by the flick when I finally see it.

Worst movie ending ever. Ho... (Below threshold)
Cowtipper:

Worst movie ending ever. How they took great actors, great script and end it that way is beyond me.

Gary Busey trying to slide ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel_Logic:

Gary Busey trying to slide a tongue down Gardners throat on the "carpet" and the "taken-aback" look on the faces in the crowd when the videos of Marines and Soldiers in Iraq were shown were my highlights. Otherwise, the whole thing is a laughable circle jerk. Jon Stewart is a dishrag.

Michael Moore didn't get hi... (Below threshold)
George:

Michael Moore didn't get his Oscar.
Boo friggen' hoo!

Fargo and The Big Lebowski.... (Below threshold)
Larry:

Fargo and The Big Lebowski. Two of their greatest works.

"Heads or tails?""... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"Heads or tails?"

"Well, I have to know what we're playin' for first, mister."

(Gulp.)

Classic creepy guy in the m... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Classic creepy guy in the movie... Glad he won.

Didn't they also make "Oh B... (Below threshold)
newton:

Didn't they also make "Oh Brother Where Are Thou?" and the remake of "The Ladykillers"?




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